The Cleaner

Peru, 2012

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Flamingo Films, La Gris Films, Spanish, 95mins

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Synopsis

The world is slowly dying as Lima succumbs to an epidemic crisis. In the midst of this mysterious devastation, Eusebio – a forensic cleaner who sterilizes the apartments of the dead – discovers an eight-year-old boy hiding in an uninhabited house he is cleaning. A grizzled loner all his life, Eusebio suddenly finds that he must care for this young boy and takes on the task of trying to find the boy's family, just as civilisation crumbles around them in this quietly compelling dystopian drama.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Carolina Denegri, Adrián Saba

Featuring - Victor Prada, Adrian Du Bois, Miguel Iza, Mario Velasquez, Carlos Gassols, Milena Alva

Screenplay - Adrián Saba

DoP - Cesar Fe

Editors - Justin Beach

Production Design - Alejandro Espinoza

Music - Karin Zielinski

Adrián Saba

Adrián Saba

Director

Adrian Saba (Lima, 1988) studied film at Hofstra University with a Fulbright scholarship and graduated with his thesis film El Río in 2010. His debut film, El Limpiador, premiered in 2012 in the New Directors competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival where it received the Jury’s Special Mention. The film played in over 50 festivals, winning the New Voices/New Visions award at the Palm Springs Film Festival and the FIPRESCI award at the Transylvania Film Festival. He developed his second film The Dreamer at The Residence of La Cinefondation de Cannes and it premiered in the Generation section at the Berlin Film Festival.